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Whistler Taluswood Accommodation

Whistler Taluswood Accommodation

Are you looking for a true ski-in, ski-out Whistlerhome, which offers luxury, mountain views, space andprivacy? Taluswood offers all these amenities and muchmore.  The Taluswood homes are even popular with celebrities,with Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake having chosen to stay inthis secluded yet convenient Whistler mountain location.

Taluswood is located above the Creekside village onWhistler Mountain and compromises of a number of luxurymountainside homes. The areas consist of Taluswood Bluffs,Taluswood Heights, Taluswood Lookout, Taluswood Phase 1 andTaluswood Ridge.  These luxury homes all offer superb ski-in,ski-out access.  Taluswood offers one of the best locations inWhistler to watch the sunset. The views of Black Tusk, TantalusRange and the mountains beyond are incredible.

Luxury Whistler Ski-in, Ski-out Homes

Our luxury homes at Taluswood offer great ski-in,ski-out location on to the lower Dave Murray run on WhistlerMountain. The Creekside Gondola is easily accessibleoffering access to both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Thelocation is secluded and private yet only short 5 minute drive toWhistler Village.  The amenities at Whistler Creekside includea grocery store, restaurants and Starbucks and are located just ashort drive (or ski!) away.

Great Whistler location for families and groups

Aloha Whistler offers a number of homes at Taluswoodincluding 3 and 4 bedroom homes. We are proud to offer oneof the largest homes at Taluswood. The Heights #910 is a beautiful,luxury 6 bedroom home that can accommodate up to 18 guests. This is a lovely home for a small group or families sharing. The larger homes at Taluswood Heights and Taluswood Ridge offerprivate hot tubs.  Taluswood The Bluffs has a common area hottub.

These luxury Whistler homes offer features such as radiant floorheating, gourmet kitchens, gas fireplaces and large open livingdesign.

5th Night Free Special at Taluswood Heights #7

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If you would like to experience staying at the Taluswoodhomes, we are pleased to offer a 5th night freespecial at Taluswood Heights #7.  This 4 bedroom, 3.5bathroom home is great for families or a small group looking for aflexible bed configuration.  Contact our staff todayfor more information.

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations | Permalink

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Australia Day in Whistler

Australia Day in Whistler

Tomorrow is Australia day… at least it is inCanada. Today is actually Australia Day in Australia, andif you look carefully you’ll see some die hard Aussie pride beingsported on the hill. Usually in the form of the National flag wornas a cape while snowboarding.

Aussie Pride

But be prepared for tomorrow. Expect to seeevery 3rd person wearing blue face paint, with white stars,flag-capes and swimwear in the freezing cold.

It’s probably the biggest party of the year inWhistler. Australians are renowned for celebrating theirfreedom… by drinking and partying hard all day long; on and offthe slopes. One of my personal favorite Aussie-day traditions inCanada is skiing or boarding from the top of the hill wearingnothing but swimwear. I actually did this last year… in Alberta.I assure you, riding a chairlift in winter wearing almost nothingrequires a LOT of national pride.

Australia Day is almost as big in Whistler, BC as it isback in Australia. Approximately 20% of Whistler’sworkforce are Aussies taking some form of another of a sabbaticalor working holiday in the snow.

For weeks now, Aussie’s have been begging, pleading, andblackmailing their workmates to swap shifts so they canget today (and hopefully tomorrow) off.
Lot’s of local establishments even go so far as to import localAustralian beers; including VB (Victoria Bitter) for theoccasion.

It’s going to be a full day of hard partying in thevillage. See you there!

Coming to Whistler for Aussie Day?

Whistler Condos

Whether you plan on joining in the massivefestivities, or relaxing away in your luxurious room… wecan help. We have some great packages for Lift Tickets & SkiRentals, which make staying and playing in Whistler cheaper andeasier.

Contact our FriendlyStaff today. They’re more than happy to help out with anyquestions you may have.

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Resort Information, Resort News | Permalink

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WinterPRIDE: Whistlers Gay & Lesbian Ski Week

WinterPRIDE is all about fun in the snow. Thereare countless activities for all skill and ability level guests,which can be found on our Events Calendar. Guided skiing and snowboardingare just the basics. There’s dog sledding, snow-mobiling, xc skiing& much, much more. Not to mention great parties, nearly everynight in Whistler there’s a WinterPRIDE event happening at many ofWhistlers awesome night spots.

Why Whistler?

WinterPRIDE Flag

There are plenty of excellent reasonsto choose Whistler as your next getaway. Apart from thefact that it’s WinterPRIDE week, which in itself is more thanenough reason to come and celebrate. Whistler has so much to offerguests;

  • It’s Got Breathtaking Scenery: 2 HUGEmountains. Whistler and Blackcomb. In every direction there’s aphoto opportunity.
  • It’s An International Town: Whistler istrully an international town. Young people from all over the worldcome to work and play in Whistler, as a sabbatical orpermmanently!
  • There Are Endless Activities: Get back tonature and enjoy days on end of skiing, snowmobiling,heli-skiing, sleigh rides, andsnowshoeing.
  • Après Ski: Après Ski means “After Ski” It’sFrench… after you ski, you drop into one of the great bars andhave a few drinks and have a dance.
  • The Best Dining: Whistler has dining optionsthat range from sandwich shop, to 5 star – world renownedrestaurant. All amazing.
  • Countless Spas: Whistler hostsworld-class spas; so go ahead and indulge in an afternoonof massage and relaxation.

WinterPRIDE Events Calendar

We’ve got the full WinterPRIDE event’s listing righthere;

  • Day 1 of WinterPRIDE – On Day 1 therewill be a welcome reception and an after party at BuffaloBills.
  • Day 2 of WinterPRIDE – CrossCountry Cruiser, “Up Yer Kilt” party and Après are on offer on Day2.
  • Day 3 of WinterPRIDE – DogSledding, Apres at The Bearfoot Bistro and Cowboy / Cowgirlparty.
  • Day 4 of WinterPRIDE – Inner Tubingon Blackcomb Mountain, Apres Ski at the Conference Center & aGender Bender Drag Ball
  • Day 5 of WinterPRIDE – Day 5 wehave the Skeleton Slide Experience, Barefoot Mixology, Comedy showand the Holiday Inn Pool Party.
  • Day 6 ofWinterPRIDE – Pride eagle Ziptrek tour, Whistler Beer Tasting,Village t-Dance, Celebrities Snowstorm, Furrocious denim / leatherparty and Purrlesque.
  • Day 7 of WinterPRIDE – BarefootWine Tasting, Après-ski, Shred Betties Bash, Snowball Dance
  • Day 8 of WinterPRIDE – Day 8 is theLAST day of WinterPRIDE.

Aloha Welcomes WinterPRIDE Guests

Taluswood 7 Living Room

We here are Aloha Whistler welcome our WinterPRIDEguests, and look forward to making your stay ascomfortable and enjoyable as possible. We have a great range of accommodation options for everybudget and lifestyle.

Contact our friendly in-resort local traveladvisers. They are happy to take your call and answer anyquestions you may have. We’re here to help!.

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Resort Information | Permalink

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Upcoming Events In Whistler

Whistler’s events and festivals bring a constant and fun buzz tothe coastal mountain town. The next few weeks are alight with somegreat, family-friendly events and shows that aren’t to bemissed.

13 and Under Ski / Snowboard Snowcross Event

The Whistler Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard Crossevents are recreational competitions open to all ages. Ski& Snowboard Cross events see typically 4 racers competehead-to-head on an exciting course with berms and jumps. Amateurskiers and boarders compete in different age and disciplinedivisions on the Whistler Nintendo Terrain Park Snowcross course.Places are limited in each category. Pre-registration is stronglyrecommended through Whistler Blackcomb Guest Relations and SkiSchool Sales locations.

This event takes place on Saturday January 21 – 22, 2012

Buzz Brass are an ensemble of two trumpets, a horn, atrombone and a bass trombone. The group formed in 2002 andthey’re dedicated to promoting chamber music for brass ensembles toaudiences worldwide. The groups musical range encompasses a greatvariety of styles and time periods.

This show starts at 8 PM at Millennium Place on Sunday 21ndJanuary. Tickets cost $24 for adults, $21 for seniors &students and $19 for WAC members. They can be purchased atMillennium Place or online. Find out more information on Buzz Brass

Fire and Ice

Fire& Ice Show

Fire & Ice is the legendary outdoor show which is held every Sundayat the base of the mountains and is completely free! Remember todress warm, and prepare to be amazed by the acrobatics of skilledskiers doing big air! Also entertaining us are fire spinners, alive DJ and fireworks display.

This show takes place at the base of Whistler Mountain at theSkiers Plaza at 6.30pm on Sunday the 22nd, January.

Whistler Events Calendar

Aloha Whistler keeps a regularly updated Events Calendar righthere on AlohaWhistler.com. Check back regularly for new events andtheir details. We also regularly post events and other specialdeals on our social media networks. Follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook and be thefirst to hear about great deals, festivals, shows and eventshappening in and around Whistler / Blackcomb.

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: | Permalink

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March Kids Ski Stay & Eat Free

March is the Perfect Time for a Family Ski Vacation

Whistler Skier-Small

Thinking about the slopes? Do you dream aboutshredding an ocean of white powder in your dreams? Don’t worry,It’s perfectly natural at this time of year. Sure… skiing can bea drain on the wallet… but it doesn’t have to be.

You and your family deserve a break in beautifulWhistler, BC. Especially considering we’ve receivedMORE SNOW than other mountains in North America. Over 17 feetsince opening to be exact.

If that’s not enough to entice you… March is FamilyMonth. Annually, Whistler looks after families by offeringa bunch of FREE services for the little ones. Including, free ski& snowboard rentals, free accommodation and free food. That’s awhole lot of freebees, and should make that much needed familyskiing vacation a whole lot easier!

Kids Stay Free

Available to children 12 and under, during themonth of March, accommodation is free when booking a Ski & Staypackage. Speak to our friendly staff about the special accommodationoffers available.

Kids Rent Free

Kids Snowboard Creekside

Kids can rent their ski or snowboard gearcompletely free, when accompanied with an adult rental.This is sure to be a huge money saver for families visiting. Checkout more information about Kids Rent Free. This deal is offered all seasonlong by Intersport Rent – Affinity Sports and Summit Sport &during the month of March by Whistler Blackcomb.

Savings On Family Dining

Special offers are available forfamily-friendly dining throughout Whistler.Remember to mention March Family Month at time of booking. Checkout more info about Whistler’s Family Month

Araxi Restaurant

Araxi

Whistler’s Araxi Restaurant is of the most acclaimed restaurantsin B.C.; it’s also famous for its Executive Chef James Walt and hisemphasis on fresh and season ingredients mostly from the nearbyPemberton Valley.
» Whistler Village: 4222 Village Square, 604.932.4540

Boston Pizza

Boston PizzaBoston Pizza offers a greatfamily dining experience. Boston Pizza is a sports bar andrestaurant under one room. So watch the game while you savour freshand hot pizzas and other fare with the family.
» Whistler Creekside Village: 2010 Innsbruck Drive,604.932.7070

Elephant & Castle

Elephant & CastleEnjoy timeless pub comfort and the warmth offriendly faces. Whistler’s Elephant & Castle is a great placefor gathering for great food, friends and family. And their largescreen TVs make watching the game fun too.
» Whistler Village: 19-4308 Main Street, 604.962.0330

Family Dining Terms:

  • Offer valid when you dine before 6:30 PM.
  • Children must be 12 and under.
  • One free kid’s meal with the purchase of one adult entrée.
  • Kid’s meal must be ordered from Kid’s Menu.
  • Does not include beverages.

Coming to Whistler in March?

Whistler Vacation Package SpecialistMarch is shaping up to be the perfect timeto bring the family to Whistler for a well earned skibreak. Aloha is always excited to help you get the most out of yourstay. Check out our great accommodations inWhistler, then contact our friendly reservation stafffor more info about great deals and packages.

Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Resort News, Whistler Ski News | Permalink

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The Whistler Sabbatical Project

The Whistler Sabbatical Project

Would you spend one month in Whistler, all expenses paid?

Not a hard question to answer for even the most modestoutdoor enthusiast. Seems too good to be true…? Wellthis is exactly what Whistler Blackcomb is offering to luckyindividuals as part of the Whislter SabbaticalProject!

Get Involved With The Sabbatical Project

By entering, you get a chance to win one month with allexpenses paid in Whistler, BC. Make sure March to Aprilthis year is clear in your calendar!

Winners receive airfare, a mountain for the month, ski passes,brand new K2 ski or snowboard gear, one-of-a-kindadventures and all the time you need to relax and enjoyyourself.

Enter the SabbaticalProject Now

Make sure to explore theSabbatical Project website for more chances to win. Afterentering, you’ll be emailed with weekly video experiences to helpyou develop your own personalized sabbatical project. Watch thevideos and receive a bonus entry each time you answer the weeklypoll. If you’re the Grand Prize winner, you’ll bejumping in a limo real soon! Good luck!

What’s it all about?

The Sabbatical Project celebrates our shared passion forthe mountains. We’re excited and fortunate to have suchincredible natural beauty at our doorstep, we want to share it inall its glory.

The Sabbatical Project wants to engage and inspire you. Rememberthe last time you were in the mountains? The clean air, the amazingviews, the infinite fun and potential all around you. Theadventure. This is your chance to have a month in the best place onEarth, with nothing to do but take it all in.

Would You Take a Wilderness Quest of Body, Mind &Spirit?

Nordic

Enjoy a peaceful cross-country or snowshoe ski in thebreathtaking Callaghan Country. Take in the CallaghanValley twenty minutes south of Whistler.
» Learn more about the WildernessQuest

Would You Heli-Ski with a Guide Who Has Summited Everest?

Whistler Heli Skiing

For most skiers, heli-skiing is a dreamadventure. What if you could do it with JohnFurneaux, a guide who has summited Mount Everesttwice, but calls Whistler home.
» Learn more Heli Ski Heaven

Would You Shoot with a Pro Photographer?

Whistler Ski Thumb

Whistler is one of the mostphotographed mountain destinations in the world, andpro photographer Blake Jorgenson hasproduced some of its most famous images. Tag along with Blakefor a day of shooting in the mountains.
» Learn more about the Shoot With a Pro

Would You Spend the Night with a Snow Groomer?

Snow Groomer

What’s better than first tracks?Laying tracks down on a run you’ve just groomed yourself,after watching the sun come up. Join Whistler Blackcomb’s famoussnow grooming team for a ‘night ride’.
» Learn more about The Night Shift

These are just a few of the great unique experiencesavailable at Whistler Blackcomb. Don’t forget to check outthe Sabbatical Project Websiteand Whistler Blackcomb’sWebsite for more information. Good luck!

Photo Credits: Chad Chomlack, Steve Rogers, MikeCrane, Whistler Heli Skiing

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Resort News | Permalink

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Fun Stuff & Great Deals at Whistler

Make your Whistler trip full of fun & excitement

I’m going to give you a quick rundown of a feweasy and not to be missed events and opportunitiesto get involved with during your stay at Whistler. And there aregreat deals and discounts to be taken advantage of too. Everyoneshreds the mountain… but you can do so much more!

Go Tubing

With all the snow Whistler has received thisseason, the tube park on Blackcomb Mtn is in greatshape for an evening tube! This is great fun for all ages. Take abreak from turning those skis and boards, sit back andrelax! Blackcomb Tubing

Check out a fire & ice show Fire & Ice Show Thumb

Whistler’s best skiers and riders, includingWhistler Blackcomb Snow School’s finest, hit a big airjump through a blazing ring of fire everySunday night at 6:30pm. At Skiers Plaza: Whistler Village basebetween Whistler & Blackcomb Gondolas. Whistler Fire & IceShow

Get Fresh Tracks

Fresh TracksFreshTracks breakfast and ride deals are awesome. You beat thecrowds to an excellent buffet breakfastwith breathtaking views at the Roundhouse.

Then you’re the first down the mountain toshred the powder. Doesn’t get much better than that! Whistler FreshTracks

Check out a rail JAMRail

The King of the Rail is a series of rail jamcontests which run on selected nights at the Baseof Whistler next to the Fitzsimmons Chair. Separate categories forSnowboarders and Skiers, Male and Female and Adult and Youth. King Of the Rail

Whistler Discover Days – Save up to 30%!

If you book your Whistler vacation betweenJanuary 2 and February 12 you can save up to 30% on lessons,rentals and lift tickets! The discounts are available on bothadults and kids snow school programs. Contact our reservation staff today for moredetails on this great Whistler deal!

Photo Credits: Chad Chomlack, Steve Rogers

Posted on Monday, January 09, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events | Permalink

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